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SUCCESSFUL SENSATIONAL DESCENT. PER PRESS ASSOCIATION. ■ x Dunedin, January 21. v Punctually to time, Professor Baldwin the Amerioan aeronaut, made his ballooi aroant end parachute descent. A fen minutes a'ter seven the balloon wai released, the Professor sitting on i trapeze. There was no car, ballast, not anchor. Although there appeared to b< only a gentle brets?, it was enough t< carry tho balloon clear of the ground m i southerly direction. Before it had obtained a height of 2000 feet, when he had reached from 800 to 1000 feet, tbe Professor sefzad bis parachute, and for a brief space dropped like a stone from tbe clouds, the parachute being a shapeless mass. It gradually uofolded, and the descent >»«a checked, although it appeared fast. As he approached the ground, opposite the Carlsbrook cricket ground, a litt'e over a qaarter of a mllo from the starting point, the aeronaut appeared to be just floating down. As soon as he reaohed the ground, he made at once for the spot from which he had started where he made a short speeob. Although the valves of the balloon were pulled It probably went up more than double the height It was when Baldwin left it. When it was empty, It tumbled down not far from where he had landed. The sunpense for a few seconds before the parachute opened was intense, and many were on the point of fainting.

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PRORESSOR BALDWIN AT DUNEDIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889

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PRORESSOR BALDWIN AT DUNEDIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889

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